Widows, widowers (including divorced widows and widowers), children and dependent parents might be eligible to receive benefits if a wage earner is deceased regardless of[…]
Questions Relating to Benefits for Different Types of People and Situations
You can get retirement benefits based on your spouse’s record if you have been married for a year, and you are 62, and your spouse is 62 and is either drawing benefits, or has applied for benefits and asked that his or her benefits be suspended (do this if you want to retire, but he doesn’t)
If you live in a state that recognizes common-law marriage, you should look into the question of whether you can claim common-law marriage.
People who are currently incarcerated in jail or prison for more than 30 days are not eligible to receive disability benefits. Benefits to your spouse[…]
If you are an ex-spouse, you can get all the benefits that a spouse can get, if you were married to your ex-spouse for 10[…]
If you are eligible for disability benefits your children should be eligible to receive a monthly check for benefits based on your work record. This is true for biological, adopted or step children. In some cases a dependent grandchild might also qualify.The amount of the benefit depends on how many work credits you have.
If you are disabled and are not a citizen, don’t count on any of this; and make sure you sit down with a lawyer before you give up.
If you are a disabled adult (18 or older), it is possible to draw benefits off of your parent’s work record if you became disabled[…]
As a general rule, if a person is eligible for a Social Security Disability benefit, their “dependent children” are eligible for a check. What does[…]